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3 hrs ago | Common Dreams
"I'm proud to stand with ALEC today," declared Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday, as he addressed the American Legislative Exchange Council in Washington D.C. "I first came to ALEC over a decade ago.
Do You Know the NRA?
Whose policies do more to help the poor?
7 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
In July of 2012, the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple who were planning to celebrate with friends and family the marriage they had received in Massachusetts.
11 hrs ago | Common Dreams
A young member of the Maitibolo Cultural Troupe, who came to dance for well-wishers in honour of Nelson Mandela, poses for well-wishers in front of a placard of Mandela, outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa.
15 hrs ago | ThinkProgress
A black woman says she was fired from British Petroleum for wearing a dashiki and for wearing her hair in braids.
19 hrs ago | Common Dreams
Think of it as the CIA's plunge into Hollywood -- or into the absurd. As recent revelations have made clear, that Agency's moves couldn't be have been more far-fetched or more real.
A Republican congressman is standing by a comment he made on Wednesday that the United States might want to consider using tactical nuclear weapons should it decide to take military action on Iran's nuclear facilities.
Because Katie Couric did a show giving voice to meritless anti-vaccine forces , people are going to die.
Privacy advocates are calling for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act , a 27-year-old law that allows government agencies like the FBI and local law enforcement warrantless access to Americans' electronic communications.
The Florida State Attorney's office will not bring sexual assault charges against Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston, state attorney William Meggs announced at a press conference Thursday, bringing a month of speculation about a case that is more than a year old to a close.
Just a few hours before convicted serial murderer Joseph Paul Franklin was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Nov. 19, 2013, two federal judges granted a stay.
The low paid service industry is reliant on keeping employees on zero-hour contracts, with McDonald's hiring 90% of its staff in this manner.
While catching up with one another over the challenges facing ordinary Afghans and Egyptians, Sherif Sameer and I talked about how 'opening our eyes' could go a long way to building a better world.
The New York Police Department attracted yet more scrutiny in September, when police opened fire on an unarmed and seemingly unstable man who was weaving between cars in a busy Times Square intersection.
Every new revelation about the global reach of the National Security Agency underscores that the extremism of the surveillance state has reached gargantuan proportions.
The world's largest library association is warning against the NSA's "ravenous hunger" for information and is urging the passage of legislation to rein in the agency's vast surveillance powers.
The political drive to enact economic austerity across Europe is not only harming the financial position of millions upon millions of people, it is also undermining human rights protections across the continent and beyond.
It seems beautiful if you think about it. It can be so easy to feel like everyone in the world is bad.